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Nike’s plus-size mannequin

The New Nike Mannequins - A Step In The Right Direction

Earlier this month, Nike revealed their new plus-size and parasport mannequins in its London store.

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Breda

Inside Europe's most accessible city

The Dutch city of Breda has recently been named winner of the 2019 Access City Award.

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Changing Places Toilets For Severely Disabled People

New Public Buildings To Have Changing Places Toilets For Severely Disabled People

The Government has announced proposals for Changing Places toilets to be made mandatory in all new (or majorly refurbished) large public buildings in England. The proposals are now undergoing consultation.

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Disabled access on train

Rail Operators Could Face Penalties Over Poor Disabled Access at Train Stations

Passengers with disabilities who travel by train in the UK could soon be entitled to financial compensation from train operators if they experience poor quality booked assistance.

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Spinal cord injuries

Research Shows Spinal Cord Injuries Are Increasing

New estimates from three leading charities providing support to people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) show that the number of people paralysed by a spinal cord injury is much higher than previously estimated.

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British rail stations on track for £300 million funding boost to improve disabled access

In a great move for accessibility and inclusivity, disabled rail passengers in Britain will soon benefit from better access at train stations thanks to a £300 million government investment.

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Selma Blair

Selma Blair Makes First Public Appearance Since Being Diagnosed with MS at the Oscars

Actress Selma Blair walked the Oscars’ red carpet this week as her first public appearance since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) last year.

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Barbie

New Inclusive Range of Barbies Released by Mattel

A new range of the hugely popular Barbie dolls has just been released with exciting new additions including a doll who is in a wheelchair and another with a prosthetic leg.

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Emojis

New Emojis Include People With Disabilities

Disability rights campaigners have welcomed the introduction of new accessibility-themed emojis.

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Wheel the world

Accessibility Proves An Obstacle But Attitudes Are Changing

A travel firm has recently announced plans to offer the first-ever wheelchair accessible tour of Machu Picchu. The Inca site in Peru has always been considered off-limits to traditional wheelchair users due to its rough terrain, steps and narrow walkways. However, tour operator, Wheel the World, have developed a way to visit the Unesco site by using a special foldable trekking-style wheelchair.

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James Moore National Television Awards

British soaps lead the way in disability representation

Over the past few years, there have been significant steps taken to make the world a more inclusive society but one area that has always struggled to fairly represent disability is the TV and film industry.

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No deal brexit

How disabled people could be affected in the case of a No-Deal Brexit

With the date the UK is scheduled to leave the EU (29th March 2019) ever-advancing, the Government has published a series of papers on how the UK will cope in the event of a no-deal.

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Shane Burcaw

Inter-abled couple break down disability stigma with YouTube channel

A disabled man and his non-disabled girlfriend have used their popular YouTube channel to help dispel the stigma surrounding their relationship.

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mannequin in wheelchair

Wedding dress shop praised for featuring mannequin in wheelchair

A disabled woman has praised a wedding dress shop in Portishead, Bristol for featuring a mannequin in a wheelchair in its shop window.

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Blue badge

Councils failing to tackle blue badge abuse as number of thefts rise

In a report published at the end of last year, it has been revealed there has been a significant rise in blue badge theft and worryingly most councils are failing to prosecute motorists for misusing these permits.

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